This is nominally about China, but more about US west coast tech-like bloggers, I think. Declan McCullagh has a CNET post, and I guess this is the money line:
In China, we don't have software blocking Internet sites. Sometimes we have trouble accessing them. But that's a different problem. I know that some colleagues listen to the BBC in their offices from the Webcast. And I've heard people say that the BBC is not available in China or that it's blocked. I'm sure I don't know why people say this kind of thing. We do not have restrictions at all.
This is credited to "Chinese government official". No name, no transcript, no real elaboration of how this nameless speaker understands the world, and whether they intended the translation as it was heard.
And yet pundits immediately seize it as a chance to beat their breast, instead of trying to understand how someone might come to say such a thing. Pretty punk, I think.